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Riverbed: Olafur Eliasson | Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Image Courtesy © Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson's take on Louisiana is radical, fascinating and unique. The central work in the first solo exhibition at the museum by the Danish-Icelandic artist is a huge, sitespecific project that reverses the relation between nature and art.
The transitions between inside and outside, culture and staged nature, become fluid and transitory – and the progress of the visitor through the museum becomes a central issue. The exhibition consists of three sections that each thematize the encounter between Eliasson’s art and Louisiana as a place. Transforming the entire South Wing into a rocky landscape, Riverbed, Eliasson focuses on inhabiting space in a new way and inserts new patterns of movement into the museum.--
-- Louisiana Museum of Modern Art